Subject: Dairy Council of California's Nutrition Connection

May nutrition connections and healthy eating always be top of mind.
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Nutrition Connection: News, Education, Resources + More
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What's Trending? Nutrition in 2017 
Health Word Cloud
Dietary patterns, health inequities, food waste and type 2 diabetes all made Dairy Council of California's list of trending nutrition topics for 2017. 

Dairy Council of California's Nutrition Trends Task Force includes eight registered dietitian nutritionists who review education and nutrition research, policy and communications to identify and disseminate top trends.

For a complete look at the Task Force's Top 10 Nutrition Trends for 2017, visit
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Nutrition Educators Connect Learning to Life!
Kids in the Classroom
During Teacher Appreciation Week, Dairy Council of California featured two educators recently recognized with the Eat Smart 2 Be Smart Outstanding Nutrition Educator Award

Presented by the Southern California School Nutrition Association and sponsored by Buena Vista Foods and Dairy Council of California, this award recognizes teachers for their dedication and commitment to improving the health of students by educating and empowering children to choose nutritious foods and be active daily. 

Click here to read more about 2017 winners Kat Clark from Stauffer Middle School and Diana Dababneh from John F. Land School.
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California Agricultural Literacy Award (CALAwards)
California Agricultural Literacy Award
The California Farm Bureau Federation and Dairy Council of California were awarded the inaugural California Agricultural Literacy Award, also known as the CALAwards, by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Designed to demonstrate the foundation’s gratitude, the CALAwards were presented to organizations that have been instrumental in the success of agricultural education in California.
(Dairy Council of California CEO Tammy Anderson-Wise receives CALAward from Jamie Johansson, Chairman of the Board for California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.)
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California Teens Are Cooking Up Change
Cooking Up Change
Teens from across California recently put their culinary skills to the test to transform their school lunch menus. 

Cooking Up Change® is an exciting national program that encourages and empowers students to seek a postsecondary education in the culinary arts or nutrition sciences.

Learn more about the program and find out which Orange County, California team heads to Washington, D.C., to compete on the national level.
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Upcoming Conferences
Upcoming Conferences
  • Healthy, Resilient & Ready to Learn, the National School-Based Health Care Convention, will take place June 18–21 in Long Beach, California. Come visit exhibits by Dairy Council of California as well as many other organizations dedicated to student health and wellness. Register today.
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MyPlate Tips: Hate to Waste?
Reduce food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list or freezing extra food. Search recipes by ingredient to further help reduce food waste. Time spent planning could add up to big savings each year!
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